Spacious and innovative convention centre in Madrid.

Venue & accommodation

Calle del Poeta Joan Maragall, 43 - 28020 Madrid

We are delighted to host our 11th edition of the International Cruise Summit one more time in Madrid, a lively cosmopolitan and friendly city where everyone feels at home. A place for business and new trends. The capital of Spain offers a safe, comfortable setting where taking time out and doing business are equally enjoyable.
The ICS 2021 will be celebrated at the Meliá Castilla Hotel & Convention Centre, considered one of the most emblematic hotels in Madrid located in the financial district. The Meliá Castilla Hotel is just a few steps away from Paseo de la Castellana and the famous Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and a few minutes away from the airport, and the city’s historical centre

Spanish authorities require all visitors travelling to Spain to complete the following form, within 48 hours of their arrival: or APP  SPTH

Once completed, you will receive a QR code that will be required to be presented upon your arrival at the airport. This form requires you to upload your certificate of vaccination, a PCR negative test, or a recovery certificate.

Please note that in Spain, the use of face masks is mandatory indoors. This includes cars/taxis, the hotel and the conference room itself.  Social distancing is required as is the use of hand-gel which will be available at various points around the hotel.

As the rate of COVID cases continues to remain at <50/100,000 in Spain, we are able to proceed as usual, with coffee breaks, lunches, cocktails and even the party dinner on 17th with a live band.

At this stage, we are not aware of any country that requires tests in Spain for delegates’ return to their home country. However, if this is the case, we will provide antigen test to those that need one. Please let us know if this is your case so we can prepare accordingly.

if Arriving from the UK or a non EU country, when completing section 4 of the form, if you are unable to upload your vaccine certificate (we have witnessed an example of this recently), it may be quicker to click the option “I don’t have a valid certificate” and then manually input which vaccine you have had, in order to get your QR code/travel certificate.

The International Cruise Summit and the Hotel Melia Castilla will comply with the highest health safety standards against COVID 19 and will implement all preventive health measures established by the relevant authorities, such as social distancing, hand sanitizers and the mandatory use of face masks in the conference room and all indoor spaces. Although the current infection rate and the progress of vaccinations are very positive, we will continue to review and comply with all preventative measures.